The curse on humanity and dreams of happiness, love and safety dashed and the way the world is and hopes and dreams of a better place (Les Miserables is a very overt Christian sermon describing the biblical perspective of history and life for both men, women and children; a morality tale…most people miss that).
‘I Dreamed A Dream’ Anne Hathaway’s stunning spoken and sung performance of Fantine’s song, with the words. I consider this is one of the all-time great performances by an actress. STUNNING.
See todays Christian Thought: The Curse (It’s Sunday! Theology Slot)
Getting to the Top.
Being unable to defeat God through raw power, Satan’s legions decide to wound God as deeply as possible by stealing the love of his Beloved through seduction. And having “seduced them to his party,” to ravish them body and soul; and having ravished them, to mock them even as they are hurled to the depths of hell with God himself unable to save them because of their rejection of him. This is Satan’s motivation and goal for every man, woman, and child into whom God ever breathed the breath of life. Like a roaring lion, he “hungers” for us.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9)
God could have given up on the love affair with mankind. He could have resorted to power and demanded our loyalty, or given us a kind of spiritual lobotomy that would take away our choice to love him. Even now, he could easily obliterate our Enemy and demand the allegiance of our hearts, but the love affair that began in the laughter of the Trinity would be over, at least for us. And Satan’s accusation that the kingdom of God is established only through raw power would be vindicated.
A series of quotes or quips inspired by the writing of John & Stasi Eldredge (RansomedHeart).
Speaking of the value and glory of Women…